Zoological Research ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 188-193.doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.018

Special Issue: Amphibians & reptiles Genetics & evolution

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A new species of the genus Amolops (Anura: Ranidae) from Yunnan, China

Yu-Lu Gan1,2, Guo-Hua Yu1,2,*(), Zheng-Jun Wu1,2,*()   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Ecology of Rare and Endangered Species and Environmental Protection (Guangxi Normal University), Ministry of Education, Guilin, Guangxi 541004, China
    2 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, College of Life Science, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, Guangxi 541004, China
  • Received:2019-06-28 Accepted:2019-12-24 Online:2020-03-18 Published:2020-03-18
  • Contact: Guo-Hua Yu,Zheng-Jun Wu E-mail:yugh2018@126.com;wu_zhengjun@aliyun.com
  • Supported by:
    by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(31872212);Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, Guangxi Normal University(18-A-01-08);This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31872212) and Guangxi Key Laboratory of Rare and Endangered Animal Ecology, Guangxi Normal University (18-A-01-08)

Abstract:

A new species of the genus Amolops, Amolops tuanjieensis sp. nov., is described from Yunnan, China. The new species can be distinguished by the following characters: dorsolateral folds present; dorsal and ventral surfaces smooth; top of head and dorsum brown-red with irregular gray and dark spots; flank green; side of head black, from tip of snout, diffusing posteriorly to axilla, continuing as black streak below edge of dorsolateral fold; SVL 39.5–40.4 mm in males, 56.8–60.7 mm in females; tympanum distinct; supratympanic fold indistinct; vomerine teeth in two oblique rows between choanae, closer to each other than choanae; vocal sacs present; nuptial pads present; outer metatarsal tubercle absent, supernumerary tubercles absent; all fingertips expanded into discs; limbs dorsally brown with dark brown bars and irregular dark brown blotches.

Key words: Amolops tuanjieensis sp. nov., Morphology, Molecular phylogeny